Old Songs classes in acoustic instruments

Old Songs spring group instruction classes will be held for six consecutive weeks beginning March 4, offering students an opportunity to learn new songs and techniques on their instrument, or to begin a new instrument, within a small group setting. Classes are taught by working musicians who are experts in the fields in which they teach.

— Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper, starts Tuesday, March 4, at 6 p.m.; 

— Mandolin with Mike Otis, starts Tuesday, March 4, at 6 p.m.; 

— Recorder with Donna Sobel, starts Tuesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m.;

— Fiddle with George Wilson, starts Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m.;

— DADGAD Guitar with Roger Mock, starts Wednesday, March 5, at 6 p.m.;

— Hands-on Music Theory with George Ward, starts Wednesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m.;

— Ukulele - Beginning with Ron Gordon, starts Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.;

— Ukulele - Intermediate with Ron Gordon, starts Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.;

— Piano Accordion - Beginning with Peggy Hart, starts Thursday, March 6, at 6 p.m.; and

— Piano Accordion - Intermediate with Peggy Hart, starts Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m.

Six-week classes, beginning April 21:

— Beyond Beginning Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump, starts Monday, April 21 at 6 p.m.; and

— Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump, starts Monday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m

Weekend workshop

Old Songs/Janie’s Jumpstart Old Time Banjo Weekend Workshop with Janie Rothfield will be held March 1 and 2, from 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. The cost is $75 per day or $140 for both days.

Classes will be held at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville. Cost is $115.00 for six weeks. For further information about the classes and to register call Old Songs, Inc. at 765-2815 or visit oldsongs.org/classes.

 

 

More Out & About

  • NEW SCOTLAND — The First United Methodist Church of Voorheesville invites all to a free lunch on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.

    Meals are served from noon to 1 p.m., for eating in only. The church is located at 68 Maple Ave. in the village.

  • GUILDERLAND — Guilderhaven has a very busy fall schedule starting with the Rotary Pet Fair on Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Shaker Heritage Society.

  • KNOX — The Northeastern Cave Conservancy Inc. became the stewards of Knox Cave in 1978 and in that time, thousands of people have been able to enjoy, appreciate, and study this wonderful natural feature and safe and conservation minded stewardship.